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    1. Member mfbmike's Avatar
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      12-17-2011 09:29 PM #27
      Wheels are turning. I don't want to miss this.
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      12-17-2011 09:32 PM #28
      Interested in the lodging details/pricing.
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      12-17-2011 09:57 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by oldracer View Post
      TeamZleep, I can give you some pointers based on my experience for whatever that might be worth, if anything.....

      I run 39 psi all around on my OEM suspension with Nitto 555's and found it to be the best overall setting for me.
      I use S - w/o paddles, as I keep both hands on the wheel and find the DSG is inately accurate in it's choices & timing after a run or 2 to reset it.....
      I tried the M mode 1st trip and the paddle thing, S is superior to both for me....

      I am and have been for 45 years, a left foot braker, (back to my racing days), it gives quicker reaction time, allows you to move the chassis around some and gives your left foot something way better to do than pushing a clutch.... takes 2-3 weeks of practice initially if I remember and I do it in every vehicle all the time.
      You probably don't want to learn this at the Dragon though....

      Last year, I slid out to the yellow line in the switchbacks a fw times, but NEVER crossed it.
      I was following Steve (doedrums - "I'm not going to run hard" and had an M3 up my ass for a while).

      The audible alert will be with me this year, (wife) and I won't have crutches flying around in the cabin, so I will be going easier and photo friendly for the better 1/2.
      Solid, Solid advice! I'm back on the OEM suspension, and was in the air between Star Specs, 555's, or RS3's. I'm still not sure which to run... I'm doing three different autox clubs up here this year.. It'll be a busy one!

      Sport mode seems to do what you were going to do right as you thought it. I LOVE it. I also love learning the balance of the car compared to my 2.5.... It's a world of a difference. I'm not much of a left foot braker, but I was experimenting with it on the Rabbit... Although with the Rabbit when you went to do it, it would cut the accelerator pedal on you . Are the R's not like that?? I haven't bothered with it because I figured it was like the Rabbit.

      And I'll be there.
      The highway is my spirit animal.

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      12-17-2011 10:09 PM #30
      I love how my name is on that list and I haven't officially confirmed yet.

      I think PSU can see the future and/or sees the inevitable happening. rofl.
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      12-17-2011 10:30 PM #31
      TeamZleep, look for us we'll be in the BLUE R32 with Florida tags......

      I don't brake while on the gas except at launch - very rarely, so I've only noticed the accelerator cut thing in D if you don't release the brake quick enough from a stop......

      I also almost always turn off the TC during my local driving, however - NOT on the Dragon, ESC also seems calibrated well from factory.


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      12-18-2011 12:57 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Interested in the lodging details/pricing.
      Will be up by the New Year

      We should have 4-6 weeks or so to lock in our rates and they should be on par with last year.

      Start saving your $$$ for fun!!

      And by fun I mean gas.
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      12-18-2011 10:31 AM #33
      I want to, but not sure if i'll be able to pull it off. Might be tentative at this point.
      Thx!
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      12-18-2011 12:14 PM #34
      hrrrmm, I wonder how much it would cost to ship the car out, I've been wanting to go for a while.
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    9. 12-18-2011 12:24 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      hrrrmm, I wonder how much it would cost to ship the car out, I've been wanting to go for a while.
      If you're going to that much trouble, might as well stay out east for SoWo too!

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      12-18-2011 12:34 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      hrrrmm, I wonder how much it would cost to ship the car out, I've been wanting to go for a while.
      Epic road trip.

      Do it.

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      12-18-2011 06:05 PM #37
      I'm in. No sense in missing this.

      As far as SoWo the month after, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

      Going to ask Drew (skither) if he wants to come along as well. His R is pretty well modified and if I know him well, I'd say he'd be down as well.
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      12-18-2011 06:19 PM #38
      IN!

      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      12-19-2011 04:42 AM #39
      If this was the week prior I'd be able to go Once again, another R32 even I have to miss
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      12-19-2011 02:29 PM #40
      Tentatively planning to attend `12. May or may not still have the MkV at that time. If we come it will either be with both the MkIV and the MkV, or just the MkIV if the MkV is gone.

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      12-20-2011 02:27 AM #41
      Up
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      12-20-2011 03:09 AM #42
      Put me down as possibly going. I'd like to be #047

      That is all.

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      12-20-2011 03:46 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Put me down as possibly going. I'd like to be #047

      That is all.
      We are already up to 64...

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      12-20-2011 08:39 AM #44
      Large cash donations can sway your #





      Mornin wookies
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      12-20-2011 02:46 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      Large cash donations can sway your #





      Mornin wookies
      How about a corporate sponsorship? ;-)

      Let's see about that #47, tis my lucky #...

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      12-20-2011 03:00 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      Large cash donations can sway your #

      Ok, explain this to the noob.

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      12-20-2011 03:02 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Ok, explain this to the noob.
      was a joke.

      however WITW is currently looking for vendors to sponsor our event.



      there are a few out of pocket costs making this much fun happen.
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      12-20-2011 03:12 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      was a joke.

      however WITW is currently looking for vendors to sponsor our event.



      there are a few out of pocket costs making this much fun happen.
      PM me, I'm good for a donation.

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      12-20-2011 04:23 PM #49
      Hi, this would be my first one visit to the Dragon.

      Can I have number 92?

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      12-20-2011 04:44 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by SKYdude View Post
      Hi, this would be my first one visit to the Dragon.

      Can I have number 92?

      Rian

      Rian

      if 92 cars show up this year, I will make sure your wookie sticker #92 is gold plated.

      but for now you have to take a # as you are added.

      sorry

      if 92 cars show, I will also do the truffle shuffle
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